Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Azure
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 22 32
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10 +22
Contract jobs citing Azure 40 76 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 12.05% 7.19% 4.61%
As % of the Cloud Services category 49.38% 28.36% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 64 30
Median daily rate £525 £463 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +2.21% +6.47%
10th Percentile £396 £281 £337
90th Percentile £738 £621 £539
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £34.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.43% - -

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 81 268 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 24.40% 25.35% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 199 89
Median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £200 £305
90th Percentile £713 £588 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £86.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -79.65% +145.71% +218.18%
10th Percentile £16.75 £25.15 £17.54
90th Percentile £18.25 £152.05 £41.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +65.38% -27.78% +2.86%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Azure in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Azure in South Yorkshire

Azure
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Azure within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +12 34 £575 +15.00% 10
Doncaster +5 1 £475 +18.75% 2
Barnsley - 1 - -
Azure
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Azure.

1 32 (80.00%) AWS
2 31 (77.50%) GCP
3 30 (75.00%) Ansible
4 29 (72.50%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (72.50%) Puppet
4 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (72.50%) Google
5 28 (70.00%) Git (software)
5 28 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 28 (70.00%) Jenkins
6 27 (67.50%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (57.50%) JavaScript
7 23 (57.50%) Configuration Management
7 23 (57.50%) Terraform
8 22 (55.00%) CircleCI
8 22 (55.00%) Salt
8 22 (55.00%) Open Source
8 22 (55.00%) Python
9 21 (52.50%) Infrastructure Management
9 21 (52.50%) Task Automation
9 21 (52.50%) Infrastructure Automation
10 20 (50.00%) HTTP
10 20 (50.00%) TCP/IP
11 19 (47.50%) Linux
12 18 (45.00%) DevOps
13 17 (42.50%) Kubernetes
14 13 (32.50%) Web Operations
15 9 (22.50%) Technical Debt
15 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
16 7 (17.50%) Finance

Azure
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) Confluence
2 4 (10.00%) Anypoint
2 4 (10.00%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (80.00%) AWS
2 31 (77.50%) GCP
3 6 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) HTTP
1 20 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.50%) Power BI
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (70.00%) Git (software)
1 28 (70.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (55.00%) CircleCI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Law
2 3 (7.50%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) WebOps Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (10.00%) Web Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Head of DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Head of Digital
5 2 (5.00%) Head of Operations
5 2 (5.00%) Head of Technical Operations
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Applications Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) RAML
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Android
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 27 (67.50%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (57.50%) Configuration Management
5 22 (55.00%) Open Source
6 21 (52.50%) Infrastructure Automation
6 21 (52.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 21 (52.50%) Task Automation
7 18 (45.00%) DevOps
8 13 (32.50%) Web Operations
9 9 (22.50%) Mentoring
9 9 (22.50%) Technical Debt
10 6 (15.00%) API Development
10 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
11 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (12.50%) Product Roadmap
11 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 23 (57.50%) JavaScript
2 22 (55.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded C++
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.50%) DBS Check
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.00%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 30 (75.00%) Ansible
2 29 (72.50%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (72.50%) Puppet
3 23 (57.50%) Terraform
4 22 (55.00%) Salt
5 17 (42.50%) Kubernetes
6 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (72.50%) Google
2 6 (15.00%) MuleSoft
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
3 5 (12.50%) EMC
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee
5 1 (2.50%) Wyse